The Eldridge Hotel: Fire, massacre and restoration

The Eldridge Hotel: Fire, massacre and restoration



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The following historical marker was erected on April 4, 1940 by the Lawrence Rotary Club: “This marks the site of the Free State Hotel erected in 1855 by the New England Emigrant Aid Society. Destroyed by Sheriff Jones and his posse May 21, 1856, and rebuilt by Col. Schaler W. Eldridge. Quantrill and his raiders […]

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